The King of Thailand died yesterday, Thai time.
He was about 90 yo and had been sick for many months.
The Queen is also very, very sick.
Their eldest son may be next in line.
This is big news (as Steve knows).
The King was very well respected (by and large) in Thailand. The son is not. The government is currently the result of a military coup and is also not liked at all. I guess it is going to be interesting times.